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Heaven Above

What makes skiing or riding Summit County like no other place? More than 5,000 acres of in-bounds high-alpine terrain. That, and this insider’s guide to finding above-tree-line bliss at every resort; don’t leave earth without it!

01/01/2014 By Devon O'Neil

Ski History

You Gotta Love This Guy

As Loveland turns 75, its plucky mascot remains forever young.

01/01/2013 By Ted Katauskas

Sea Change

Ode to Peak 6

While Epic ski pass holders anticipate access to expanded Breck terrain, backcountry users lament their loss.

01/01/2013 By Shauna Farnell Photography by Liam Doran

Ski Shop Pioneers

The Boys of Winter

Outside, the Virgin Islands ski shop may not seem like much. It’s what’s inside that counts—and has made local history.

01/01/2013 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Bob Winsett

Backcountry

Full Moon Fever

Under nature’s disco ball, backcountry revelers party on Loveland Pass.

01/01/2013 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Liam Doran

Nordic

Best Groomed

An insider’s guide to Summit County’s Nordic centers.

01/01/2013 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Liam Doran

Snow Day

Into the Wild

A snowshoe, free-heel, kick-and-glide guide to Summit County’s winter backcountry

01/01/2013 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Liam Doran

People

King of the Hill

For eight and a half years, through blizzards and rain, in sickness and in health, Rainer Hertrich never missed a day of skiing. A bum ticker may have ended his streak in January, but it didn’t dampen his spirit.

06/01/2012 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Daniel Root

Slope News

Copper Cranks it Up

New lift. New U.S. ski team contract. Renewed hopes for Snow Day passes.

01/01/2012 By Jeff Dick

Nordic Skiing

Ticket to Glide

Summit County’s rich mining legacy left a labyrinth of virtually unused roads and ditches that are ideal for cross-country skiers, from beginner to expert. Here are a few favorites.

01/01/2011 By Ellen Hollinshead